Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ship Rock


1500' tall Ship Rock, New Mexico

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

1952 Alfa Romeo Disco Volante



The Disco Volante weighed 1500 pounds and was powered by a 2 liter engine producing 156bhp.  Two later models were powered by a 3.5 liter straight six that produced 227bhp which propelled the cars to speeds approaching 150mph.




Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fiat 8V Turbina


The Fiat 8V Turbina was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in the spring of 1954.  Work on the prototype began in 1948 and by 1950 the first drawings were made.  The car was completed in January 1953 and track testing began on April 14th, 1954.

The car showed a very low drag coefficient, and the estimated maximum speed was in the area of 155mph.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mermaid Street


Rye, East Sussex, England

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hong Kong population density


Kowloon was once the densest place on the planet.  This notorious city was mostly demolished in the 1990's, but portions of it remain.  Andy Yeung gives a great perspective on apartment living in Kowloon with a series of images taken with a drone.   Additional images are here.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Toshihiko Hosaka


Toshihiko Hosaka is an artist who works in sand.  Additional examples of his work are here.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Renault Twizy



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I had never heard of the Twizy until I ran across one in Paris several weeks ago.  An electric "two seater", but the second seat is directly behind the driver and it is very small.  Additional information here.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Escher Kleinbahn Prototype


Produced between 1954 and 1971 the VW-Porsche Escher Kleinbahns were used to pull little trains at amusement parks and botanical gardens.  They pulled three cars which had space for 90 people.